Friday, May 22, 2009

Knitting on the Commute

I love to knit when I travel. I knit in the car (while a passenger, of course), on airplanes, and even on my bus to work. For planes and buses, I like to have a project that requires minimal materials (i.e. no cable needles), has a pattern that is easy to remember, and whose needles won't disrupt my neighbors. (Frequently I will use round needles even if the project is knit flat so I won't take up as much space.)

Usually my commuting project is something that I can finish quickly (like my drop stitch scarf) but this time, I chose a project that will take me so long, that the only way I will continually work on it will be if I only do a little bit at a time.

This is my first true attempt at knitted "lace" - with lace weight yarn. I am doing a feather and fan pattern (Knitpicks 1,2,3 Shadow Scarf).

I truly expect that I will still be working on this in 2011, but I know that when it is done I will love it.